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Poster: EricMI Date: May 27, 2019 2:20pm
Forum: etree Subject: uploader wont allow unknown date

Im trying to upload a concert with an unknown date from 1999 and the uploader keeps asking for a date rather than 1999-00-00 or 1999-xx-xx. Any ideas?

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Poster: vanark Date: May 27, 2019 3:03pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: uploader wont allow unknown date

It probably should be no surprise that the system wants an actual date in the date field. Unfortunately, I don't think we are going to make any change to allow that.

I'm pretty sure I know a workaround, but not sure we need to be allowing it. Can you please give me more details on the recording? Artist? Source? Venue?

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Poster: EricMI Date: May 27, 2019 3:32pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: uploader wont allow unknown date

Im pretty sure there are lots of recordinds here without the exact dates provided. I didnt think it was an issue before. This was a small local band from east coast Canada that likely only had a few concerts recorded . I feel the date could be somewhat irrelevant in this case

Dr.YellowFever
1999-xx-xx
The Attic
Halifax NS

Source SBD

01 Get Thru Tonite
02 Good Times
03 Family Crisis
04 Acid Jazz
05 Watch 'Em Now
06 Music Sounds Better with You
07 Disco-Very

This post was modified by EricMI on 2019-05-27 22:32:53

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Poster: vanark Date: May 27, 2019 4:18pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: uploader wont allow unknown date

I never said it wasn't allowed previously. But, I am not going to request we allow it on the new uploader.

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Poster: EricMI Date: May 27, 2019 4:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: uploader wont allow unknown date

Seems like a closed minded approach. It worked fine before.
I provided all the info available for a 20 year old recording.
How do you advise I proceed here? Attempt to research out a date or make one up?

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Poster: vanark Date: May 27, 2019 5:25pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: uploader wont allow unknown date

I suggest you keep an open mind and have some patience. I told you I had a workaround. My mind is wide open, but I'm not going to have a workaround be the first choice. Data integrity is more important than a twice a year situation. Your cooperation and understanding would have been appreciated as we worked through the details.

Workaround:
1. Enter a real date. Any date from 1999 will work.
2. Upload has usual.
3. Allow the derive to complete before proceeding to step 4. This will take 15-30 min.
4. Click Edit under the blue microphone on the left side. Choose Change the information on the next page.
5. Change the date in the Date field to 1999-00-00.

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Poster: vanark Date: May 27, 2019 5:37pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: uploader wont allow unknown date

And, yes, attempting to research the actual date is always the first option.

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Poster: EricMI Date: May 27, 2019 3:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: uploader wont allow unknown date

For Example ..
https://archive.org/details/gd1967-00-00.125314.sbd.studio.sorochty.flac16